from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To complain peevishly or whimperingly; whine.
- intransitive v. To talk volubly and loudly.
- transitive v. To utter or say in a complaining or clamorous tone.
- n. The act of yammering.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To complain peevishly.
- v. To talk loudly and persistently.
- v. To repeat on and on, usually loudly or in complaint.
- v. To make an outcry; to clamor.
- n. The act or noise of yammering.
- n. A loud noise.
- n. One who yammers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lament; wail; shriek; yell; cry aloud; whimper loudly; whine.
- To yearn; desire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cry loudly, as of animals
- v. complain whiningly
Middle English yameren, to lament, probably from Middle Flemish jammeren, to be sorrowful.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably from Middle Dutch jammeren cognate and reinforced by Middle English yeoumeren ("to mourn, complain"), from Old English geomrian ("to lament"), from ġeōmor ("sorrowful") possibly imitative in origin and akin to German Jammer. (Wiktionary)